Ubuntu USN-728-2 (firefox)

Published: 2009-03-07 20:47:03
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Technical Details:
Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong discovered flaws in the browser engine. If a user were tricked into viewing a malicious website, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0772, CVE-2009-0774) Georgi Guninski discovered a flaw when Firefox performed a cross-domain redirect. An attacker could bypass the same-origin policy in Firefox by utilizing nsIRDFService and steal private data from users authenticated to the redirected website. (CVE-2009-0776)

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to firefox announced via advisory USN-728-2.

Recommendations:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following Linux Distribution Package versions: Ubuntu 7.10: firefox 2.0.0.21~tb.21+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.7.10.1 After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Firefox to effect the necessary changes. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-728-2

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0772
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0774
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0776

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-728-2/

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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